Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/11/14
Trashcan 7/8 claimed the middle school championship and the Long Island Blues (Team91) rolled to the 5/6 title in Sunday’s youth tourney at the Philadelphia Indoor Lacrosse Championships at the Sportsplex in Feasterville.
On Saturday, Ontario’s Everest Academy defended its High School AA Division championship, upending NXT L.C. 2015 5-2. In the HS Class A tourney, NXT L.C. 2017 surprised Mesa Fever 2016 to win the title.
The event, run by NXTsports, featured 48 teams. Teams played in a 6 vs. 6 format that had box nets, goalie equipment, and a 30-second shot clock.
Trashcan 7/8 got great defense, led by Henry Friedman and Matt Logan, in front of goalie Casey Hammond, who posted a superb effort in a 9-8 win over a fantastic North of the Border team for the 7th/8th grade title.
The Long Island Blues won the 5th/6th grade division. The Blues claimed the title with a convincing 14-4 triumph over the Rising Sons 2020.
The Rising Sons 2020 enjoyed a great showing overall, though. They beat South Shore (NJ) 9-2, Leading Edge (NJ), 10-4, and Patriot 2020 AA (NJ), 9-4, to advance to the semifinals vs last year’s Champion, North of the Border (N.Y.).
In the semi-final match, the Sons rolled to a convincing 15-3 win. The Blues team that won the crown consisted of players from the Team 91 squad that rolled to the National Championship in Florida this Winter at the Dick’s Tournament of Champions. The Sons were invited to play Team 91 this Spring at Loyola University before the Duke/Loyola game on Sunday March 9th.
With 48 teams making the trip to offer an intense, competitive tournament, the PILC exceeded expectations and offered the best indoor lacrosse tournament experience to its participants. For more information on the PILC, email Vice President, Events, Robin Baxter at email@example.com.